I was in The Works the other day getting craft stuff for work and lo, they have lots of vegan cook books!
I bought this one:
So many recipes seem to have a list of ingredients so long it makes your head hurt and I was really attracted to the 7 ingredient thing.
If the first recipe we tried is anything to go by, the book is a winner.
We had “Indian sweet potato rosti with onion salad” … And fishless fingers 😀
It didn’t bind at all so I put it all in a baking dish in the oven, with a little oil added to the mix.
It was SO NICE. We will definitely be eating it again. The “eight to ten” rosi’s made a meal for my husband and I… And our 6 month old son (with a little coconut milk added).
I’m really looking forward to making a few more meals from this book.
We tried a new curry last night. You can get the recipe on the vegan society website.
I put tandoori spices in it rather than chilli and we really enjoyed it. It said for four but it lasted us one dinner and lunch for R.
Its cold, its wet, what more could you want than comforting soup and bread.
I made walnut spelt bread with doves flour and pea, butternut squash, carrot and red lentil soup:
Half a butternut squash
2 cups of frozen peas
1 cup red lentils
Enough vegetable stock to cover the veg.
Cook until soft and then blitz with a hand blender.
Some days only a fishless finger sandwich will do:
Today, chipolte stew and cheesecake for afters.
We had lovely people round for dinner last night. They aren’t vegans, actually they raise sheep, but they like our food all the same.
I made the stew with mixed beans potatoes and a variety of veg:
And a bought sauce along with nutritional yeast, vegetable stock and tomato paste.
We ate it with extra roast potatoes, garlic naan and a salad of avocado, tomato and cucumber.
Then for afters we had cheesecake which was coconut cream and cashew nuts with an Oreo base, mango to decorate:
Today, vegan gumbo.
It took a while to prepare and cook, but it was fairly straight forward.
And it was really tasty. I had been looking for a gumbo recipe for ages, so was glad that both R and i enjoyed this.
It was also good reheated the next day, making it great for work lunches. We both recommend it!
According to the channel 4 Instagram page, channel 4 “champions unheard voices” and “stands up for diversity”
Apparently that is, unless you are a vegan:
As such I, along with many others have complained to channel 4, because let’s face it, unless they unequivocally and publicly apologise, they are a bunch of complete hypocrites. Below is the complaint I sent via their website. I encourage you to do the same.
I am writing to complain about a post (now removed) on your Instagram page. Apparently channel four thinks its okay to call vegans asswipes. I appreciate that in the public realm, it is perfectly acceptable to make jokes about other people and as vegan my friends do make jokes. However being called an asswipe is not funny. What it is, is school bully tactics to deride someone different to you. I am genuinely insulted and it being on Instagram, it doesn’t lessen the rudeness. I can’t imagine you would allow a news caster on channel four news to say such a thing. And to make matters worse, it appears nobody can be bothered to apologise. Would channel four be happy to call women asswipes? What about a particular religious group? Or perhaps a particular age or class demographic? If not, can I ask why as a vegan, who has chosen a particular lifestyle based on care for the environment and respect towards animals, I am a legitimate target?
I would not only appreciate a reply to my complaint, I would also like to see a genuine apology from channel four via your Instagram account.
Might I also suggest some education around kindness and respect for the employee who thought it was okay to post such an offensive picture and message.
Today, Chestnut Mushroom Bourguignon.
This was a quick and easy meal that we both really enjoyed and it was a change from the kind of spices we often use.
We had it with rosemary and thyme roast potatoes.
Another dinner in the repertoire.
We thought we would have a treat and we were interested in what tescos new range of plant based ready meals were like, so we tried a couple:
I have to say, they were both totally delicious.
They aren’t huge, and R would need more food for the main meal of the day, although they were right for me.
Also at £4 each, they make an expensive meal, but they are cheaper than takeaway and really good quality, making them a valid treat in our opinion.
All in all we loved them and will be buying more.